Glenguin Estate Aristea Shiraz 2014
6 Pack Buy. 98 points and Best of the Best in Halliday’s 2020 Wine Companion.
Glenguin Vineyard was first planted in the 1980s with an average vine age now over 25 years and each wine comes from a small individual vineyard block on the property. Organic and biodynamic farming practices are used at Glenguin where things are still done by hand from planting through vine training to pruning and handpicking at vintage.
The shiraz and semillon vines at Glenguin are directly descended from James Busby’s original planting at Kirkton in the 1820s. They are planted on their own roots on a unique combination of a raised gravel bench for shiraz with sandy loam over red basalt for Semillon.
Glenguin wines have won major Trophies including NSW and Boutique Wine Show Trophies for best white wine plus both Best Red and NSW Wine of the Year at the NSW Wine Awards for shiraz. Production is extremely limited with just a few hundred cases of each of our wines which are only made in good vintages. Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
2014 was a dream growing season which has been heralded a ‘vintage of a generation in the Hunter in 2014′. Bruce Tyrell said of 2014 vintage: “Well this is possibly the best of both this, and last century!”
From the winemaker: “From the ‘best Hunter Valley vintage since 1965’ comes possibly our best shiraz made to date.
Showcasing the terroir of the vineyard at work, and only produced in exceptional vintages, the best parcels of fruit from the Schoolhouse Block are hand-picked then fermented on skins for 14 days, 30% whole bunches, before being pressed into French oak puncheons (50% new) to mature over the next 12 months.
The wine spends another 4 years maturing in bottle to let the flavours and aromas come together, backed by fine tannins and well-balanced acidity.
The 2014 Aristea Shiraz is a deep rich red wine with the balance, weight, concentration and power allowing development of wonderful complexity over many decades, demonstrating the heights that Shiraz can achieve in the Hunter Valley.”
98 points and included in Best of the Best Shiraz in James Halliday’s 2020 Australian Wine Companion “Cold soak followed by 10 days on skins, 20% whole bunches the remainder crushed and destemmed, matured in French hogsheads and puncheons for 12 months, 4 years in bottle before release. Terrific crimson hue; the top class vintage is developing precisely as a top class Hunter Valley shiraz should. The fruit is supple and smooth, the blackberry and black cherry flavours still pristine, the wine with decades of life in front of it. Exceptional.”
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Australia, Hunter Valley
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